Human Subjects Research Ramp-up Survey

Published July 23, 2020 Dear Washington University Faculty, Staff and Trainees: Human subjects research at Washington University is currently in the “Orange Phase”, which includes limitations on the range of allowed research activities and extensive precautions to ensure a safe environment in which viral transmission is avoided. As we closely monitor the ramp-up activities, it […]

New NIH Guidance on Reporting International Relationships

Published July 22, 2020 The NIH continues to be concerned on possible inappropriate influence by foreign governments over federally funded research, and investigations into researchers remain ongoing. A Science Magazine article published on June 12, 2020, reported the investigations have led to serious consequences; 54 scientists across the U.S. have resigned or been fired as […]

NIH Guidance for Applicants Preparing Applications for the Fall 2020 Due Dates During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Published July 15, 2020 On July 8, 2020, NIH announced the following for applications submitted for the September 25, 2020, due date: NIH grant applications should NOT include contingency plans that would outline steps needed to recover from temporary, emergency situations, or institutional return-to-the-workplace plans, resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic. Contingency plans will not be […]

NIH Requirement for Electronic Submission of all Administrative Supplements

Published July 14, 2020 On June 30, 2020, the NIH announced the following updates regarding administrative supplements: Effective immediately, NIH will begin accepting administrative supplement applications for multi-project awards electronically. Since the administrative supplement applies to the parent award as a whole, the single-project application form package used for research grants and cooperative agreements will […]

FY21 Overhead Rate Change from 57 to 57.5%

Published July 13, 2020 As a follow up to the Coffee and Connections presentation on Friday 7/10/2020 regarding the overhead change from 57 to 57.5% on SPA funds, here is some additional information/clarification: Both the F&A Re-budget Template and the Preliminary FY21 Overhead Rate Change List can be found on the SPA website, found under […]

Non-Clinical Human Subjects Research Ramp-up

Published July 8, 2020 To faculty, staff, and trainees involved in non-clinical human subjects research, Effective immediately, Non-clinical Human Subjects Research* can begin ramping-up from red level to orange level. During this ramp-up phase, PIs can develop their plans including all precautions they will take, and once the plans have been approved, they may begin […]

Transition from Orange to Yellow Level for Laboratory Based Research on the Danforth Campus

Published July 6, 2020 To faculty, staff and trainees on the Danforth campus involved in laboratory-based research*, Schools on the Danforth Campus will be authorized to transition from the orange level to the yellow for laboratory-based research as early as July 8, 2020. Schools, departments, and individual labs should delay transition until all requirements are […]

Undergraduates in Research Labs during Yellow Level

Published July 1, 2020 Dear Colleagues, We have updated the guidance for undergraduate students working in research labs during the Yellow Level. Experienced undergraduate students that have worked in a PI’s lab for at least two months pre-COVID, are now allowed to return to that same PI’s lab during the Yellow-Level phase. PIs are not […]

Laboratory Research Ramp-up Survey Results

Published June 26, 2020 Dear School of Medicine Faculty, Staff, and Trainees, As we work to ramp up our laboratory based research, we have sought your input on this process. On June 9th, the OVCR launched a Laboratory Research Ramp-up Survey to get feedback on experiences with the transition from Red Level to Orange Level. […]

SPA: Follow-up Message Regarding Furloughed Employees

Published June 26, 2020 As a follow-up to the announcement sent by Sponsored Projects Accounting (SPA) on Wednesday, June 24th, regarding fringes for furloughed employees, the message below was sent by Human Resources to the Payroll Users Group on Thursday, June 25th: Dear Payroll Users Group Members, We have discovered fringes for employees on furlough […]